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247th Family Court
Judge John Schmude
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 15th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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VERY IMPORTANT! In an attempt to simplify notices and give consistency to the public and the Family Bar this is the new policy (EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY) of the Harris County Family Trial Division. ALL of the family courts will now follow the announcement of HISD. If HISD cancels then there will be no docket calls in any of the Family courts (court will be open unless the building is closed by the county though). If HISD starts late then the courts will call docket if docket start time is AFTER the HISD start time and will not call docket if docket start time is BEFORE the HISD start time. Pref set trials should be handled directly with the court though. IF the building is closed then all the courts are closed. You may now rely on this rule unless a specify court puts out something independently.

Court Staff
Court Phone: (713) 274-1247
Associate Judge: Hon. Paula Vlahakos713-274-1247
Clerk: Ann Rodriguez713-274-1247
Assistant Clerk: Ann Rodriguez713-274-1247
Coordinator: Pamela Hunt713-274-1247
Bailiff: Mark Thierry713-274-1247
Bailiff: Wilma Dearmon713-274-1247
Court Reporter: 2nd Ehdi Sepulveda713-274-1247
Court Reporter: Phyllis Gonzales713-274-1247
247th Family Court Information
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Year elected or appointed: 2015
Cases Transferred to 507th
Mediation Requirements
Policy on Amicus Attorneys and Ad Litems
Docket Schedule
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